University of Goroka

Study in Papua New Guinea ! Study at the University of Goroka! The University of Goroka (UOG) is one of the premier universities in Papua New Guinea (PNG)  and is by far the largest teacher education institution. 

History of University of Goroka 

The University was formed in 1997 from two faculties of the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG), Goroka Teacher’s College (GTC) and the Faculty of Education. Integration and expansion in Goroka has allowed their programs to be rationalized and upgraded through continuous reviews.

Study at University of Goroka
Study at University of Goroka in Papua New Guinea. Photo credit : UOG 

UOG’s antecedents date back to 1961, when Goroka Teachers College commenced Primary Teacher Training under the Department of Education. In 1968, the College converted to Secondary Teacher Training, and it became part of UPNG in 1975. The College mainly concentrated on pre-service undergraduate diploma programs for secondary teachers, although it also trained teachers in Agriculture, Health, Secretarial Studies, and Technical Education. Over the years, intake standards and the length of its main courses increased. In the meantime, the Faculty of Education had started in 1970 at UPNG to offer bachelor degrees in Education, later offering these as Pre-service and In-service programs, as well as establishing diploma and post-graduate programs. The programs were targeted at a mix of primary and secondary teachers, primary teacher educators, and educational administrators.

In 1992, as a result of the National Education Reform and PNG’s Higher Education Plan, the UPNG Council decided to unify teacher education programs in Goroka. In 1995, the Goroka Campus of UPNG enrolled its first Bachelor of Education (BEd) intake. Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), BEd Honours and Master of Education (MEd) degree students were admitted in subsequent years. The Government of Papua New Guinea declared the University of Goroka to be a fully-fledged University in 1997 by an Act of Parliament (UOG Act, 1997).

Studying at University of Goroka 

The university of Goroka welcomes both domestic and international students to study at the university. 

There are two methods of application processes. These are

  • School Leavers 
  • Non School leavers
School Leavers
This method of application is for students who are currently doing grade 12 in secondary and national high schools in PNG. Applications are done through the school leavers forms or NOAs (National Online Application System ) that  is facilitated by the Department of  Higher Education, Research , Science and Technology (DHERST).  >> NOAS Application System 

Non School Leavers

This method of application is for the following category.

  • International students and 
  • PNG students who are not doing grade 12 currenlty 
  • Post Graduate Students ( masters and PhD)
How to apply. 
Applications are open annually from July to August.

Applications for this year is open for Non School leavers : 

Course Programs 
The University of Goroka offers 
  • Undergraduate (bachelors )
  • Post Graduate (Masters and PhD
Specialized Degree, and Diploma Programs in the School of Education, School of Humanities, School of Science and Technology, Institute of Technical Vocational Education and Training, Institute of Post Graduate Studies, Institute of Distance and Flexible Learning, and UOG Enga Campus. 

University of Goroka Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for University of Goroka varies. Check the admission Requirements on each of the following links. 

University of Goroka Contact Addresses 

The University of Goroka
P.O Box 1078, GOROKA
Eastern Highlands Province

Email Address: /

Phone Number
Phone: +675 5311 700

Fax: +675 532 1914/2620

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